Histotech - Pathology Lab - Louisville, Kentucky
Associates in Dermatology, PLLC (AID) is an organization comprised of several highly esteemed dermatologists in the Louisville area who have combined resources in order to provide the highest quality care to our patients and treat a variety of skins conditions.
We are currently seeking a full time Histotech for our Pathology Lab. Histotechs are primarily responsible for providing the Mohs Surgeon with microscope slides that have been properly cut and stained in order to determine if skin margins are free of tumor or if further surgery is needed. The histotech will work each day in the lab embedding, cutting, and staining. Other duties include set-up, producing surgery reports, assembling sterile packs, and multiple other responsibilities as assigned.
- Process, embed, cut, stain and coverslip
- Filing slides
- Produce Mohs Surgery Reports using Microsoft Word
- Computer skills to include data entry and EMA knowledge
- Ability to multitask in a high paced, sometimes high stress environment
- Maintain spreadsheets for QA and QC monitoring
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong organizational skills
- The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers and management.
- Other duties may include putting away stock, disposing of chemicals, changing the chemicals in the stainer, and communicating with staff and physicians about any problems with regard to specimens
Position will report to Lab Supervisor
- Prior experience as histology tech preferred.
- Must have the ability to communicate clearly.
- Must have the ability to work with all departments and personnel levels.
- Must be able to work independently and to maintain mental focus for long periods of time.
- Prior experience in Dermatology a plus.
Must possess strong English oral and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with other medical staff and management. Eyesight must be sufficient to be able to read medical charts and computer monitors. Must possess manual dexterity sufficient to utilize reference materials and to manipulate pages in Medical Chart and to type on keyboards. The histotech position requires very strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask. The histotech functions as a key member of a team, working in a high paced, sometimes high stress environment, to produce slides that meet or exceed physician specifications.
Typical conditions of office environment. During initial phases of training, stress levels may exceed normal levels as new skills are learned and new information is assimilated